Single Mattress: Your Baby’s Partner For Sound Sleep
So, you are the proud parent of a wonderful baby! Congratulations! Or, perhaps, the baby is still on its way. Well, you have a lot to prepare for — so, let’s get going. Studies show that a baby spends over 50 % of its time sleeping till the age of two. Hence, one of the primary decisions you have to make is to invest in the right kind of mattress so the baby can achieve sound, undisturbed sleep at all times. Trust me, you want your baby to sleep!
Why Choose a Single Mattress?
Today, there are several kinds of bedding materials available. A single mattress is perfect for your young one because it can comfortably fit the user and provide him/her with the space as well as the support that he/she needs to achieve sound sleep.
It is recommended that you sleep with your baby on the first six months after birth, but you do not need to share the same bed with him/her. This is because it is far healthier to let the child have his/her own bed, provided he/she sleeps within the vicinity of her parents. Also, as a new parent you may be so tired you could smoother your child during your sleep and not realize what you are doing.
The Right Choice
The base that you use for the crib or cot should be firm and must fit all the four sides well. A single mattress offers the comfort and right kind of support perfect for a relaxing sleep.
If you are using a hand-me-down mattress that’s in a fairly good condition, ensure it is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to make sure that it is germ-free. Also, double-check for tears and cracks in the main body or at the edges.
Keep the bed clean by using a washable cover. Always keep it dry. Use mild detergents to wash and disinfect it at periodic intervals. Make sure your crib has no recalls and is up to current standards.
Use cotton sheets or netted blankets instead of duvets in the baby’s first year, as soft quilts are unable to regulate their body temperatures. Avoid pillows as they can cause suffocation when the baby turns and twists. Currently it is suggested babies sleep on their back.
Now that you are armed with the basic knowledge necessary for selecting the right kind of bedding for your new arrival, go ahead and enjoy your special moments with your pride and joy. Remember, seeing your baby getting sound sleep is a priceless moment that you’ll treasure for the rest of your life.